#21 – RHP Eduardo Aldama

Lots of interesting prospect action over the weekend, but we’ll start the week with a push toward finishing up our top prospect series.

Bats/Throws: R/R

Height/Weight: 6’1”/180 lbs

Acquired: NDFA signed 7/15/06

Born: 12/23/89 (Valencia, VZ)

2009 Rank: 38

Why Ranked Here: Aldama moves up 17 spots from ’09 to ’10 not just because he got some hitters out in the Appalachian League, but
because he did it in a manner which impressed scouts who saw him throw. He can run his fastball, which sits around 91 up to 93. He complements his heater with what one scout described as a “hard true curve ball” which he spins tightly with impressive bite. The
pitch has above average velocity at 77-79 mph but he frequently overthrows it, which leads him to bury the offering in the
dirt. There’s lots of room for growth with Aldama, who was just a teenager in 2009.

After a pretty lousy July (21.1 IP, 30 H, 20 R, 14 BB, 17 K, 7.12 ERA), Aldama
was much, much better in August (30.1 IP, 8 R, 5 BB, 30 K, 2.37 ERA)

Dr. Pangloss Says: A plus fastball means

Aldama could, in theory be an asset in the rotation or bullpen.

Debbie Downer Says: He’s a young pitcher years away from the big leagues. A lot more could go
wrong than right, and he might never make it.

Projected 2010 Start: Savannah starting rotation

MLB Arrival: 2014

08 GCL 1-5-0 4.75 12/9 47.1 48 36 25 1 13 42 3.23 2.48 8.03 0.19 6.88
09 APP 5-1-0 3.79 12/12 61.2 59 31 26 4 23 57 2.48 3.38 8.38 0.59 4.56

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